Headlines: Jeremy Rosado Comes Home, Singing Show Alums on PBS New Years

Jimmie Allen Launches JAB Entertainment With Former Spotify Exec John Marks, Producer Aaron Benward – Jimmie Allen has partnered with music executive John Marks and singer-songwriter-producer Aaron Benward to launch the Nashville-based management and production company JAB Entertainment. The company’s first signing is country duo Neon Union. “I’ve been friends with Aaron for years – he’s a brother to me,” Allen says via a statement. “We’ve always wanted to work together and decided to launch JAB Entertainment.” – Read more at Billboard

Chita Rivera to Host PBS New Year’s Eve Special Featuring Lea Salonga, Drew Gehling & More – Chita Rivera has been announced as the host of United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream, which premieres Friday, December 31, 2021, 9:00-10:30 p.m. on PBS. Filmed in front of a live audience, United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream features performances by recording and touring artist Delbert Anderson; celebrated recording artist David Archuleta; award-winning Latin pop singer Jencarlos Canela; Grammy Award-winning and world-renowned artist Judy Collins; Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist Deborah Cox; Broadway performer Drew Gehling; rising opera star Amber Merritt; UN Messenger of Peace Midori; five-time Grammy Award winner Sandi Patty; Grammy Award-nominated Cassadee Pope; internationally celebrated guitarist Pepe Romero; Tony Award winner Lea Salonga; Tony Award winner Paulo Szot; celebrated harpist Brandee Younger; alongside The American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier and hosted by three-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera. – Read more at Broadway World

Eliminated The Voice contestant Jeremy Rosado Homecoming Concert December 16 & 17

Eliminated from The Voice recently, American Idol alum Jeremy Rosado will perform a two night homecoming concert at the Reliant Family Church in Tampa FL. Go HERE for tickets.

An American Idol comes to Houston Co. “I want to give back–not just to my community but to all…” – Laine Hardy wasn’t born in Houston County, nor was he raised here, but the Season 17 “American Idol” winner made a stop in our local area on Thursday afternoon, December 2, to promote music appreciation among the students of Eagle Springs Elementary School in Byron. He made a second appearance that evening to delight his growing fan base with a free concert at Wild Wing Café in Warner Robins. It is all a part of school visits and free concerts that he will be doing at locations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. “Being on ‘American Idol’ was an amazing experience within itself. From being on the show, I learned a lot about myself and a lot about the path that I wanted to take, musically,” Hardy reminisced. “I learned about my style. I think that being on ‘American Idol’ definitely removed any doubt that I wanted music to be my life and career.” – Read more at HHJOnline.com

American Idol winner donates instruments to elementary school in Byron – HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — An American Idol winner with a big heart gave back to elementary school kids in Byron. Livingston, Louisiana native Laine Hardy, 21, won the show’s season 17 round in 2019. On Thursday, he brought instruments to kids at Eagle Springs Elementary to spread the gift of music. The donation was made in partnership with Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit group that supports K-12 music education across the US. Hardy said it was the first donation they made together. The donation included keyboards, some guitars, and an electronic drum set. “It’s really important to me to help nurture the artists of tomorrow,” Hardy said. After the donation, Hardy is playing a free concert at Wild Wings Cafe on Lake Joy Rd. in Warner Robins at 8 p.m. on Thursday. – Read more at WGXATv

Maddie Poppe brings an ‘Acoustic Christmas’ to the Odeum – Last year was just a tour of Iowa and that was so much fun and I also put out a Christmas album during that time as well. I haven’t toured outside of my home state since fall of 2019 so it was time to get back out there and everything just seemed to fall into place. I’m excited to check out a bunch of new cities this year. That experience was so great for me and it was so much fun. I met so many people, I made so many awesome relationships and it opened more doors than I could even imagine so it was a really great experience. The one piece of advice I would give to someone is to just be yourself, I know it sounds really corny and I know people probably don’t want to hear that over and over and over again but it’s so true. It’s really the one thing that I took away from that among a few other things, it’s important to be yourself and do what you want to do, stick to your guns and be confident. – Read more at IndependentTri.com

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Blake Shelton Calls Kelly Clarkson “The Second-Worst Coach” The Voice Has Ever Had | Tonight Show – He also makes fun of Ariana Grande for crying all the time. “I have to tell her after every episode, if she has somebody go home, it’s like, ‘You know, they didn’t send them to, like, the alligator pit, or something Ariana…she’s crying and sobbing.”

Normani on Becoming R&B’s Go-To Collaborator, and Why Her Album Will Be Worth the Wait – “In order for me to make sense of what I want to say to the world, it has to make sense to myself — it starts with me,” says 25-year-old Normani, whose collaborations with Cardi B, Khalid and Sam Smith have made her a household name through- out the pop and R&B worlds. She is speaking of her highly anticipated untitled debut solo album, one that for three straight years, her label, RCA, and fans, have awaited — not exactly patiently (there were Reddit forums dedicated to the subject “Why is Normani taking so long?”). – Read more at Variety

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